The Hukilau | The world's most authentic Tiki event

  • Get Primitive at The Hukilau™ 2015

    Whether you love a fine Tiki cocktail, you’re a lover of vintage lifestyle or are a true Tiki lover, The Hukilau is your weekend getaway from your every day life.

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  • Exotic Sounds and Thrilling Shows!

    As always, The Hukilau™ searches the globe far and wide to create an authentic entertainment lineup for you to enjoy during your stay aboard our special journey.

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  • Celebrate the World Famous Mai-Kai!

    For decades, the Mai-Kai has been considered a “Tiki Temple” by mid-century and poly-pop enthusiasts, and can now take claim of being named an official South Florida landmark.

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  • Meet The Hukilau™Crew!

    Get to know Tiki Kiliki and her faithful crew that turn The Hukilau™ from an island fantasy to a tiki reality each year!

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Aloha Villagers, Welcome to The Hukilau™ 2015!


christieIt’s time to plan your voyage to The Hukilau™ 2015 – the most authentic Tiki experience you’ll find in the world! The Hukilau™ is a 4-day Tiki festival held in America’s Vacationland – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, honoring the historic Mai-Kai Restaurant: a well-preserved icon of mid-century splendor. The event draws up to 1,200 people each year from all over the globe.

This year marks 14 years since The Hukilau™ debuted in Atlanta, GA honoring a historic Trader Vic’s location in the Downtown Hilton. We have called the Mai-Kai and Fort Lauderdale home ever since. The Mai-Kai continues to be home for the many villagers that have attended since 2003 to experience an event that has hosted thousands of Tikiphiles from all over the world. We feel honored to bring awareness to Tiki palaces on the East Coast and to help in their preservation so that many more generations are able to enjoy the spirit of Aloha.



Latest News

Never-say-die Tiki event The Hukilau announces return for 14th year in 2015

The Hukilau, the East Coast’s flagship event celebrating mid-century Polynesian Pop culture, delighted its Facebook fans with an announcement Friday that this year’s event will not be its last after all.   In late 2013, The Hukilau’s co-founder and longtime organizer Christie “Tiki Kiliki” White announced that this year’s event would be the “Final Aloha.” The annual gathering of Tiki[...]